The new year sees the completion of the Christmas Shows with a further 10 dates at the Astoria, then recording their first appearance on Sunday Night at the London Palladium for TV. Then they fly to Paris for a series of 18 dates at the Paris Olympia. Whilst there, the big news is that I Want To Hold Your Hand has reached number one in America.
Fairly easy to spot a reprint: On the front cover, see a chubby number “6” and it’s a reprint. As a second check, turn to the photo on page 30. George’s guitar should be upright, not pointing into the corner of the page.